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Are you or someone you know a shopaholic? Then you're probably a narcissist.
Psychoanalyst/psychiatrist Arnold Goldberg explains those who feel the need to shop til they drop "have disturbances in their self-esteem regulation" and "often exhibit what we call narcissistic personalities; they are very grandiose, they show off, they’re very self involved".
Goldberg recalled one of his patients who went on frequent shopping binges. He said:
"My patient who did periodic shopping would spend incredible amounts of money, go deep into debt, and said she’d be pulled into a Gucci or a Prada store and would go into something like a dissociated state … and find herself buying, buying, buying; afterwards feel, 'What in the world happened to me'?"
So what's the cure?
Like any other addiction, there's behavioral treatment therapy and groups like Shopaholics Anonymous.
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American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has developed a nasty addiction to shopping.
A source told the National Enquirer:
"She not only buys clothes, she picks up items for their home, and always something for the baby. Jennifer will see a commercial for something on TV and scream ‘I have to have it!’ Then she’ll go on the Internet to find it."
It may sound harmless, but apparently J-Hud's habits are so bad it's causing a strain between her and fiance David Otunga.
A friend of the couple adds:
"David seriously thinks Jennifer needs to get help. He thought her power shopping was just a phase, but now it’s cause problems between them. After Jennifer lost the baby weight, he knew she’d have to buy new clothes, but now he feels she’s become obsessed with material things."
Thankfully it sounds like the two are working things out.
David recently sat Jennifer down to talk about her problem after watching an episode of Hoarders. She agreed to try and restrain herself before whipping out the credit card.
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Candid confession or just a sympathy ploy?
The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson opened up to Oprah last Friday (set to air today) about her exposed bribery scandal, and is claiming that she was broke, drunk, and at rock bottom when everything went down!
"I haven't faced the devil in the face, because I was in the gutter at the moment. I'm aware of the fact that I've been drinking, you know, that I was not in the right place."
Sources close to Fergie claim that she was desperate to keep her lavish lifestyle going, and that she didn't know how to live otherwise.
"She's totally broke. Her desperation led to the lack of judgment. She's a shopaholic, obsessed with designers like Chanel and Hermes…she didn't know how to stop living like a royal. She wants to start fresh in America."
We're sure a nice career in reality television will help replenish that drained bank account, bb! We know Celebrity Rehab is still looking for its new cast - do they accept shopaholics??
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